“Healthy West Kendall” gets a boost with Leadership Miami

The “Healthy West Kendall” initiative is about to get a boost! As part of Leadership Miami at The Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce (GMCC), team “Miami’s 2morrow” has selected West Kendall Baptist Hospital as its community partner to execute a legacy project for the West Kendall community. Miami’s 2morrow, compromised of 10 emerging leaders from various organizations across Miami, will be building The Healthcare Heroes Garden at West Kendall Baptist as its legacy project. The team has worked since August 2022 to secure corporate sponsorships, independent monetary and in-kind donations, and hosted events to fund this health resource at the hospital. The Healthcare Heroes Garden will address a pending need for hospital staff, patients, and visitors— a shared, safe outdoor space for respite, meditation, and healing for all who work, receive care, or visit West Kendall Baptist Hospital. The COVID-19 pandemic has notably exacerbated the mental and emotional health of clinicians and healthcare staff whose work was already demanding. Patients and visitors, likewise, experience the effects of difficult moments of health issues or that of their loved ones. Miami’s 2morrow legacy project aims to make a lasting impact in one of the fastest growing communities in South Florida, while honoring the healthcare professionals who have selflessly given of themselves to ensure a healthier West Kendall.

Miami’s 2morrow will break ground in November to build the meditation garden, prominently located at the main entrance of the hospital with seating and peaceful space away from the daily, active environment of the hospital. This garden will contribute to “Healthy West Kendall’s” goal to foster programs and initiatives to continually improve the well-being of West Kendall residents. To learn more about the team and its project, you can follow the progress on Instagram (@miamis2morrow). If you or your organization would like to contribute to this legacy project with a monetary or in-kind donation, contact miamis2morrow@gmail.com.

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